Upcoming Events

Assalaamu ‘Alaikum ISBUers!

First off, we would like to send a hearty thank you to all of you who were able to make it out to the ISBU Eid Dinner and to the Day of Dignity! It’s always a pleasure to see friendly faces!

Now take out your calendars and blackberries because there are some AWESOME events happening around town!

1. The Institute of Culture, Religion, and World Affairs is proud to present Fall 2010 Luce Seminar Series on Religion and World Affairs on Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 5pm in the first floor conference room at 10 Lenox Street, Brookline.

The seminar will feature Professor Anver Emon, an associate professor of law at the University of Toronto, who will be speaking about “Tolerance, Governance, and the Islamic ‘Other’.”

2. The Tufts Muslim Student Association is hosting their Annual Eid Soiree to celebrate Eid-al-Adha on Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 5pm in the Interfaith Center at Tufts University (58 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02215). The topic for this year’s celebration is “Islam’s Contributions to America.”

P.S. The attire is formal so dress to impress!

3. The Underground Railway Theater presents The Fever Chart – Three Visions of the Middle East by Naomi Wallace. The showings are for November 18th – 21st & 26th – 28th, December 1st – 5th, 9th – 12th, & 15th – 19th at the Central Square Theater (450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139).

The Fever Chart – Three Visions of the Middle East is a unique combination of lyrical theatricality and political passion. The three visions are that of: An Israeli soldier’s encounter with a mysterious Palestinian woman in Rafah Zoo; A Palestinian father’s revelation to a young Israeli woman of their shared history; and A bookish Iraqi bird collector’s tale of this conscription into Saddam’s army. Directed by Elena Araoz, with a cross-cultural cast, The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East, reaches out like a prophecy, challenging us to envision peace during the holiday season.

To reserve tickets, please visit http://www.centralsquaretheater.org, call 866.811.4111 anytime, or call 617.576.9278 x210 T-F, 10am to 3pm.

4. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is proud to present Standup for Religious Tolerance: A fundraising event for the victims of Pakistan on November 12th, 2010 at Kresge Hall on 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA.

Come one and come all to enjoy a night of nonstop laughter with performances by Azhar Usman, Dean Obeidallah, and Aron Kader. All proceeds from this event will be donated towards the flood victims of Pakistan, inshaAllah.

Tickets will be on sale soon, but in the meantime please RSPV on the facebook event at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163661170319591

5. Harvard University presents Harvard Arab Weekend, The Arab World: Leading for Tomorrow. The weekend will kick off on Thursday, November 18th, 2010 with two distinguished speakers: Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University and Lincoln Professor of History, and Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan.

Some of the other confirmed speakers include: His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal Al Saud, Mr. Naguib Sawiris, Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, and H.E. Mr. Said Darwazah.

Early registration ends on November 5th, 2010, so waste no time! Please register at http://www.harvardarabalumni.org/MENAweekend/register.php

6. Islamic Society of Boston University (yours truly) is now hosting, Weekly Halaqaats! The next halaqah is to be held Saturday, October 30th, 2010, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Musallah (GSU 2nd Floor, 775 Commonwealth Avenue).

InshaAllah, you will be able to make it out to some of these events!

If you would like for ISBU to promote your event, please e-mail the details to isbuact@gmail.com and we’ll take care of the rest.

Jazaak Allahu Khairan,
ISBU Board

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